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Our Love Is Here To Stay - Gershwin Reimagined

Peter Beets

Our Love Is Here To Stay - Gershwin Reimagined

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Format: CD
Label: Magic Ball Jazz Records
UPC: 0608917460926
Catnr: MBJ 74609
Release date: 01 March 2019
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Label
Magic Ball Jazz Records
UPC
0608917460926
Catalogue number
MBJ 74609
Release date
01 March 2019

"Nominees Edison Jazzism Audience Award 2020"

Jazzism, 16-10-2020
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About the album

With this, my latest album celebrating the timeless melodies of one of America’s and the world’s greatest composers, I have the chance to showcase it all - classical, blues, jazz, Latin, and folk music! This is the legacy of George Gershwin who continues to inspire musicians of every persuasion and instrument - and of course, me.

Nobody made music more accessible than the great Gershwin. To this day – and for all time – his music resonates with and relates to people of every culture and walk of life. No other composer brings together such diverse cultures and musical forms, blending art and entertainment, while connecting artists and listeners in ways that effortlessly transcend generational divides and perspectives.

It is a great honor and pleasure to reinterpret some of George Gershwin’s most celebrated compositions and in ways that I hope highlight his incomparable genius, while presenting them in fresh and imaginative styles.
Truly, we will never say “goodbye” to this greatest of 20th century composers. As this recording makes clear - Our Love is Here to Stay!

Klassieke muziek, blues, jazz, latin, volksmuziek: Alles zit in de muziek van George Gershwin!

Gershwin verbindt werelden, versmelt kunst en entertainment, brengt de artiest en de luisteraar bij elkaar, verbindt generaties en verbroedert alle culturen in het heelal.

Gershwin heeft tijdloze kunst naar de straat gebracht en toegankelijk gemaakt tot de huiskamer. Werkelijk iedereen voelt zich verbonden met deze muziek, jong en oud, door alle lagen van de samenleving.

Peter Beets: “Het is een immense eer en een intens genoegen om mijn persoonlijke interpretatie te geven aan een selectie van composities, geschreven door een van de allergrootste componisten aller tijden. Wat de wereld nodig heeft, nu en altijd, is: George Gershwin!”

Mit diesem neuen Album, das die zeitlosen Melodien eines der größten amerikanischen Komponisten feiert, habe ich die Möglichkeit, alles zu präsentieren - Klassik, Blues, Jazz, Latin und Volksmusik! Das ist das Vermächtnis von George Gershwin, der immer wieder Musiker aller Stilrichtungen und Instrumente inspiriert - und natürlich mich.
Niemand machte Musik so zugänglich wie der große Gershwin. Bis heute - und für alle Zeiten - schwingt seine Musik mit und bezieht sich auf Menschen aller Kulturen und Lebensbereiche. Kein anderer Komponist bringt so unterschiedliche Kulturen und Musikformen zusammen, vermischt Kunst und Unterhaltung und verbindet Künstler und Zuhörer auf eine Weise, die mühelos Generationengrenzen und Perspektiven überwindet.
Es ist mir eine große Ehre und Freude, einige der berühmtesten Kompositionen von George Gershwin neu zu interpretieren und zwar auf eine Weise, von der ich hoffe, dass sie sein unvergleichliches Genie hervorheben.
Wahrhaftig, wir werden uns nie von diesem größten Komponisten des 20. Jahrhunderts verabschieden. Wie diese Aufnahme deutlich macht - Our Love is Here to Stay!

Artist(s)

Peter Beets (piano)

Peter Beets has shared the stage with jazz greats like Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Chris Potter and John Clayton. He recorded with Jeff Hamilton and Curtis Fuller and in 2001 his recording 'New York Trio' was released, which brought him international acclaim. Peter Beets was born on the 12th of June, 1971 in the Hague. From birth he was surrounded by music: classical from his mother who is a music pedagogue, and jazz from his father who is a gynaecologist with a great love of Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey. This musical family, which includes two older brothers, Marius and Alexander, moved in 1972 to Groenlo, where Peter received his first piano lessons at...
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Peter Beets has shared the stage with jazz greats like Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Chris Potter and John Clayton. He recorded with Jeff Hamilton and Curtis Fuller and in 2001 his recording "New York Trio" was released, which brought him international acclaim. Peter Beets was born on the 12th of June, 1971 in the Hague.
From birth he was surrounded by music: classical from his mother who is a music pedagogue, and jazz from his father who is a gynaecologist with a great love of Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey. This musical family, which includes two older brothers, Marius and Alexander, moved in 1972 to Groenlo, where Peter received his first piano lessons at the age of six. Although originally both parents did not associate the word "musician" with the word "career", music is definitely in the family's blood. Both Marius (1966) and Alexander (1968) become professionals on string bass and tenor saxophone, respectively. After college, Peter studied from 1989 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He combined his music studies with law school, but the jazz virus matured and he decided to concentrate exclusively on music.
From 1985 the brothers performed together as “The Beets Brothers”. In 1988 Peter won the prestigious Pall Mall Swing Award and a year later the Princess Christina Award. After this point, Peter's career began to rise rapidly. In 1990 the first recording of The Beets Brothers appeared, followed by two more, School is Closed Now (1993) and Brotherwise (1995). In 1996, Peter recorded a remarkable trio album called “First Date”, with drummer Jeff Hamilton, the driving force behind Monty Alexander and Oscar Peterson. Peter became a much wanted pianist both inside and outside the Netherlands, and accompanied, among others, Deborah Brown, Dee Daniels and Holland's "First Lady of Jazz", Rita Reys. In 1998 he finished his conservatory studies, and won the Parisian Prix Martial Solal. He also became the regular pianist of “The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw”. With trombone and jazz legend Curtis Fuller, Peter made a live recording in 1999 and won in that same year yet another prize, the Concours de Solistes de Jazz in Monaco.
More recordings follow: in 2000 “Powerhouse”, in 2001 “All Or Nothing At All” In 2001 he recorded the CD “New York Trio”, with the rhythm tandem Rodney Whitaker and Willie Jones III, the first CD of Peter Beets recorded on the Criss Cross label. After the sequel, “New York Trio Page Two” recorded with the world-famous Larry Grenadier on bas he made a third CD for the label Criss Cross. This time with Reginald Veal on bass and drummer Herlin Riley, known from the group around Wynton Marsalis. In October 2007 his most recent CD appears on the renowned label. This time he chooses to perform without drums, but with the strength of piano, guitar and bass. The CD, called “New Groove”, is recorded in New York featuring Joe Cohn (guitar) and Reuben Rogers (bass). A few songs are recorded with a dutch cast, Martijn van Iterson (guitar) and Ruud Jacobs (bass).
Peter has had very successful tours with his trio in several countries in Europe such as Germany, Switzerland, Finland and Poland as well as in Japan and the US. He played at the famous Birdland Club in New York as a “special guest” for one week.

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Tom Baldwin (double bass)

Eric Kennedy (drums)

Composer(s)

George Gershwin

George Gershwin was an American composer, who is mostly known due to his combinations of classical and popular music genres. George Gershwin grew up in a poor neighbourhood in New York. His parents were Russian immigrants who had trouble making ends meet. They did, however, decide to purchase an old piano so Ira Gershwin could study to become a musician. Yet, it turned out not Ira, but his younger brother George showed remarkable talent. Ira applied himself to writing song lyrics and together the Gershwin brothers became absolute greats in the world of 20th century musicals. Nowadays, George's compositions are still relevant, as is evidenced by the many performances of his Rhapsody in Blue from 1924. But the best example is the ageless Summtertime,...
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George Gershwin was an American composer, who is mostly known due to his combinations of classical and popular music genres.

George Gershwin grew up in a poor neighbourhood in New York. His parents were Russian immigrants who had trouble making ends meet. They did, however, decide to purchase an old piano so Ira Gershwin could study to become a musician. Yet, it turned out not Ira, but his younger brother George showed remarkable talent. Ira applied himself to writing song lyrics and together the Gershwin brothers became absolute greats in the world of 20th century musicals. Nowadays, George's compositions are still relevant, as is evidenced by the many performances of his Rhapsody in Blue from 1924. But the best example is the ageless Summtertime, which has been covered a countless number of times by a countless number of artists.


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Nominees Edison Jazzism Audience Award 2020
Jazzism, 16-10-2020

A beautiful, self-interpreted ode to Gershwin.
JazzNu, 21-6-2019

You can't get around it, this is all beautifully played and arranged.
Jazzmo', 20-6-2019

The interpretations are often surprising: Our Love Is Here To Stay as a sort of Blues March, Summertime as a fast swinger, and Lady, Be Good! in latin rhythm.
Jazz Bulletin, 03-6-2019

Peter Beets shows us again all the corners and gaps of his great virtuosity on this album.
Jazzism, 26-4-2019

Beautiful performance by Peter Beets and his rhythm section.
Rootstime, 16-4-2019

Very enjoyable Beets 'interpretations of songs like the lightning fast' S Wonderful, Summertime, They don't take that away from me and Lady be good.
De Nieuwe Muze, 12-4-2019

As a pianist Peter Beets is on a lonely height, as a accompanist and soloist. He has a beautiful touch and knows exactly how to touch the essence of the melody. That quality is fully shown on the CD "Our Love Is Here To Stay (Gershwin Reimagined)".
Jazzflits, 04-3-2019

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